School of Mathematics

Maths Week Scotland 2019

Maths Week Scotland is a Scottish government initiative, aimed at showing the beauty and creativity of Mathematics all around the country.

Every year we take part in the nationwide initiative Maths Week Scotland through a variety of exciting events and activities aimed at family, childern, teenagers and school teachers. This year Maths Week will be celebrated between the 30th September and the 6th October. Below is a list of our activities for Maths Week 2019.


Have Fun with Maths: resources for primary and secondary schools

We are producing a kit of resources for P5-S3 students, aimed at developing mathematical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as showing the creative and fun side of mathematics. The resources will focus on strategy games and some applications of Maths to transport networks. They will include some videos, a range of puzzles catering different abilities, and a document with tips and advice for teachers who want to use them in the classroom. 

The resources can be found here.


Maths Week at Work: a series of videos for secondary schools

Five Maths graduates working in different sectors explain how they use maths in their jobs, and mention some of the struggles they were facing while studying maths. Then they will present a puzzle which is somehow related to their job.

Check this page for further details, and to watch the videos.


Celebrate the Beauty of Maths- Reception for Maths teachers: Monday 30th September

The School of Mathematics will host a reception for mathematics teachers. The event will include hands-on activities and talks from school teachers and staff in the School of Mathematics. The Deputy First Minister, Mr John Swinney, will address the event.

The event is free to attend, but ticketed. It will take place on Monday 30th September from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. For further details and to book a space, please visit this page.


Fun Palace- Ocean Terminal shopping center:  Saturday 5th October 12:00-4:00

Join us and assist to astonishing "magic" tricks, and explore the maths behind them. Exercise your problem-solving skills by playing fun strategy games. Have a go at a range of hands-on mathematical  activities.


Special Maths Circle: Saturday 12th October

On Saturday 12th October we will host a special Maths Circle, with activities for children and adults alike. 


To find out about other activities taking place around Scotland during Maths Week 2019, visit this page.